Medieval aged Winery with Modern Facilties
The history of Château de Pressac dates back to the medieval period. The owner of the estate in 1737 started planting a popular grape called Auxerrois and in 1997, Jean Francois Quentin replanted the majority of the vineyard. Moreover, he rebuilt and modernized the winemaking facilities mand also changed the style of harvesting of grapes. Interestingy, machine picking pre-dated manual harvesting at the winery, there has now been a return to this preferred, simplistic method.
Château de Pressac, a Paradise for Wine Lovers
The winery covers 42 hectares in one piece that includes 36 hectares of vineyards. Their grape varieties include 69% Merlot, 18% cabernet franc, 9% cabernet sauvignon, 1.5% Carménère and 1% Pressac. The terroir has two soil types for the most part covering by limestone on the plateau. Furthermore, there is a stronger combination of clay with limestone soil on the slopes. With a vine density of 5500 to 6000 vines per hectare, this vineyard is like a paradise for wine lovers. The wine here ages in 65% new, French oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months.
Visit and Explore all Stages of Winemaking from Harvest to Blending
If you love to explore different wines, you must plan your next trip to this winery. They invite you to visit the outside of the castle and its courtyard. A guide will tell you about the history of the estate from the very beginning. Then, you will continue with a tour of the cellars. You will get to see the stages of winemaking, from harvest to blending and of course, you will have a chance to taste several wines at a wine tasting. If you savor the flavor, you can also buy the wine at the property and take it home with you. Make sure you book your visit in advance and make an appointment.